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NorthernPike July 22, 2008 06:48 PM

Newbie question: XFX 8800gt XXX vs. eVGA 8800gt
 
Hey All,

I know the forums are rife with comparison questions but anyone who can help me out is greatly appreciated.

I'm trying to figure out between XFX 8800gt XXX ($195, 8800gt card overclocked to 670MHz) vs an eVGA 8800gt ($180-$20 rebate=$160, stock card at 600MHz). My question is this: I'm happy going with the 8800gt card but I have no experience with the overclocking or either company. Is XFX a good name AND is it worth an extra $35 (after rebate) for the 670MhZ overclocking? I'm looking for a good solid card that will carry me through the next couple of years...

Thanks to everyone for responding.

Pike

BALISTX July 22, 2008 07:12 PM

Both are good names, you will see a performance increase with the overclocked version, how much, depends on your other hardware (CPU, RAM, etc). Is it worth the extra $35? In my opinion no, because I would just overclock it the extra 70MHz on my own, but I would probably try and surpass that by spending $35+ on an aftermarket HSF for the video card. If you are not comfortable with overclocking a video card, then you may want to spend the extra $35 for the extra 70MHz.


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